Earth Day Week|
Happy Earth Day!There seems to be an obvious problem with celebrating our earth for just one day! How can 24 hours of guardianship allow this world to heal and thrive? There is so much to do and so little is being done! It is my hope that your children will grow up with a passion for preserving wildlife, nurturing a "greener" relationship with the air and water and a love for growing gardens filled with veggies, herbs, flowers, succulents and trees. This Friday we will refocus on our beautiful gardens and tend to their needs. We will weed and plant and trim and smile. So far everything seems to be thriving! We will add some new tomato plants, a few beans and hopefully get some melons in for the summer. If you have any suggestions, just let us know!
It seems as though the children have become very protective of their garden. I am going to assign a team for daily watering and weeding once we get things ship shape. The snails seem to be returning but the kids can handle that without a whimper. They love trying to out-snail each other and it is funny to see them bragging about high snail counts.
Adults never seem to smile when they have tons of snails!
We will be reading a book this week about the White House and the First Family. It is called Meet the Obamas. It is a book about the management of the White House and about the hundreds of people who work there. We will learn about Bo, the First Puppy, and about Mrs. Obama's garden where the children from neighboring schools plant and tend vegetables. Those beans, corn, radishes, peas, tomatoes and lettuce plants are harvested and used at Presidential dinners! How cool is that?
There is such a neat connection between the outdoors, kids, gardens and good health...we'd be silly not to get this garden ready to rock!
If we get our garden looking lush and plush, the kids can sign up to come and water and weed the garden over the summer. Any produce goes home with the kiddies who work the garden in summer! I have a hose and lots of tools available for any family who would like to get their hands dirty!
Don't be mean...GO GREEN!
3rd Grade Common Core State standards
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San Juan Unified School District
1301 Mc Claren Dr.
Carmichael, CA 95608